Virginia Wolf (Ages 5 and up)

A little girl with wolf ears lying in bed, and a silhouette of another little girl at her bedside looking upwards at a drawing of a forest.

VIRGINIA WOLF (Ages 5 and up)


Adapted from the Governor General award-winning children’s story by Kyo Maclear,
Illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault and published by Kids Can Press
Adaptation by Cole Lewis
Images by Clelia Scala
Directed by Mike Payette


Virginia is in a “wolfish” mood — growling, howling and acting very strange. It’s a funk so fierce, the whole household feels topsy-turvy. Her sister Vanessa tries everything she can think of to cheer her up, but nothing seems to work. Then Virginia tells her about an imaginary, perfect place called Bloomsberry. Armed with an idea, Vanessa begins to paint the bedroom walls, transforming them into a beautiful garden complete with a ladder and swing. So that what was down could climb up. Before long, Virginia too, has picked up a brush and undergoes a surprising transformation of her own.

Virginia Wolf is a poetic telling of what it is to deal with sometimes unwanted emotions. Playful in nature and rife with creativity and wonder, this heartwarming play reminds us of the importance of patience, support and love.

Coming soon!

Quebec Education Program Competencies

Some select QEP Competencies found in this guide include:


English Language Arts

- Uses language/talk to communicate and to learn

- Reads and listens to written, spoken and media texts

- Produces texts for personal and social purposes


Cross-Curricular Competencies

- Uses creativity

- Uses information and communications technologies

- Cooperates with others

- Communicates appropriately


Arts Education - Dramatic Arts Competencies

- Creates dramatic works

- Appreciates dramatic works

- To invent and interpret short scenes


Arts Education - Visual Arts Competencies

- To produce individual works in the visual arts

- To produce media works in the visual arts

- To appreciate works of art, traditional artistic objects, media images, personal productions and those of classmates